1949 - Roller Derby - New York vs Philadelphia
Here is a classic roller derby game from 1949. This game is sponsored by Blatz Beer (The sponsor of the Amos 'n' Andy TV series.), and features New York taking on Philadelphia.
Run time 34 minutes 37 secondsSponsor Blatz BeerAudio/Visual sound, Black-and-white
July 17, 2012
Has acetate deterioration
Could you imagine the novelty and convenience of being able to watch sports like boxing, wrestling and roller derby on your TV set in the confort of your living room back in 1949?
I'm actually surprised this recording exists, but then, the archival status of early television series is always full of surprises.